Anytime I want to pull off some extra pounds I turn to my recipes for shrimp. It is always an easy and tasty meal which satisfies the appetite without tasting like “diet food.” As part of my freezer food inventory, I always keep a large bag of jumbo shrimp. This is the easiest “fast food” you can have on hand.
Steamed Shrimp is an easy go-to menu item. Plan on 4-5 jumbo shrimp per person. Take the quantity of shrimp you want to prepare and place in a bowl of water to defrost. This generally takes less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a pot of water large enough to hold the quantity of shrimp you are preparing. Next add 1 TBSP of Old Bay Seasoning. When the water is at a rolling boil, toss shrimp (with shells on) into the pot. Cover and steam 2 minutes on medium heat until the shrimp are pink. Drain the shrimp into a colander and top with ice. Prepare cocktail sauce using a spicy ketchup and horseradish to taste. Peel and devein the shrimp. Serve simply on a plate with cocktail sauce or over heated rice or a salad.
Baked Shrimp is another easy dinner to prepare.
~ ½ pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
~ 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
~ Sprinkling of salt and pepper
~ 1 teaspoon olive oil
~1/4 C white wine
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
1 lemon cut in half and quartered
Preheat oven at 350 F. Place shrimp in a baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer. Sprinkle with Panko, salt & pepper. Toss to coat shrimp. Drizzle oil over shrimp. Pour wine into baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and turn on broiler. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese. Place under broiler for 1 minute. Watch carefully. Squeeze with lemon segments. Enjoy!
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